When is The District 9 Sequel Coming?

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With the help of Peter Jackson and his Weta Workshop, African director Neill Blomkmap came out of nowhere and brought with him a unique and original, Oscar-nominated feature film. That movie of course was District 9 and since its highly talked about release, its critical and financial success, folks have been clamoring for details on when we’ll see District 9 2 (District 10?).

According MarketSaw, it could be as early as this Fall when production begins on District 10. And that’s not all; The report continues to detail that both Neill Blomkamp and Peter Jackson will be back to direct and produce, respectively.

Neill Blomkamp was the man chosen by Peter Jackson to helm the big budget adaptation of the popular Halo video game franchise and after that was scrapped, they went on to make District 9 instead, based on the Blomkamp short, Alive in Joburg. It went on to bank over $200 million at the worldwide box office and launched the careers of both he and its star Sharlto Copley.

While District 9 worked very well on its own, so many of us are dying to know what happens next. [Spoiler] Will Wikus Van De Merwe get his human form back again? Will Christopher Johnson return seeking vengeance? Will there be a war between the humans and Prawns? Will we see the Prawn homeworld and other species?

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There’s so much to explore in the District 9 world and now that it’s a recognizable brand, it’s an opportunity the studio won’t pass up. It’s only a matter of when, and as soon as we find out more, we’ll let you know.

At this point however, we can only take this is as a rumor for two reasons. First, Blomkamp acquired funding and was set to being work on his next project, an untitled sci-fi affair which would again allow him the creative freedom to do with it what he wishes. Secondly, and this may mean nothing, but Sony is denying this report, labeling it as untrue.

Could the other project Blomkamp is working on be what MarketSaw is referring to, and not actually a sequel/prequel to District 9? Either way, I’m excited to see what Blomkamp does next.

What would you like to see from District 10?

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  1. I AM DIEING TO SEE PART TWO OF THIS MOVIE EVERY SINCE I SEEN IT TWO YEARS AGO I STILL THINK ABOUT THIS MOVIE JUST HOPING FOR A PART TOO THIS IS A CLASSIC. LOVE THIS MOVIE

  2. Theory- The reason the Prawns were so stupid, was because they had been there for decades. They were smart at first, but the humans put them in slum conditions wich made them eventualy ignorent just like the humans in real slums. Only few are still smart like Christopher.

    • Thast just liberal wishful thinking. The prawns were stupid when the ship was 1st enetered by us – they were “wandering about.” If I remember, there were classes of them, just like us, with smaert and the less smart. Not politically correct, but true.

    • if I remeber correctly, they where stupid alreddy when some US navy people breached into the ship to check it out, if I remember correctly, they had no “leader” or the navigation system was ruined, or somthing like that…

  3. It comes on 2012. Christopher promised to be back in 3 years.

    • lol smart made in 2009 comes back on 2012 good thinking

    • Well that’s great, because it is 2012 now! Hope to see it…

  4. SEQUAL! Please be a sequal not a prequal.great movie!

    • You’re stupid.

  5. LET THERE BE A SEQUAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

    • we’re all dorks

    • Here is mt theory. And I could be comoletelt wrong as I had yo watch district 9 twice before understanding it….

      Possibly… What if the prawns that are on earth. Were just scouts. Actuqllt art out toscan the planet earth for resources and were suppose to report back yo their planet later. But humans captured them and their weapons. Now you would probably ask…. Then why are their so many weapons. Well because, why would yew send a bunch of scouts yo an unknown planet with unknown danger without a single weapon? I sure wouldn’t. MAybe since at the end of district 9… The scouts go back to their home planet and report dangerous activity on planet earth (is humans) and return yo earth to conquor planet earth. And I do ager with someone else’s comment. Humans by that time won’t probably be able to use thrue weapons or they might. Idk. But we also could biild something that could anihalate or hurt the prawns. But really. the humans wouldn’t gave yo build anything because the human guns that were in district 9 could hiet the prawns. SO in my conclusion. I believe district 9 The sequel or district 10 will be an all out war. UM also predicting this movie to come out with a part 3 also.. thee are so many possibilities. Excellent producer. hope he can deliver some mind blowing ideas for 2012. We the fans are waiting for the sequel!!!!

      • i didn’nt understand a single thing you’re talking about u don’t make sense

        • lol, i wonder how smart you really are if you couldn’t even interpret that message. smh, someone just trying to be an ass on the computer. here is your card, kid.

        • are u stupid or just not smart enough? sorry, no offense but that dude had some grammatical wrong. but, if u did not understand it, why tell him? did not wkae up to tell u anything did he?

    • Here is mt theory. And I could be comoletelt wrong as I had yo watch district 9 twice before understanding it.
      Possibly. What if the prawns that are on earth. Were just scouts. Actuqllt art out toscan the planet earth for resources and were suppose to report back yo their planet later. But humans captured them and their weapons. Now you would probably ask…. Then why are their so many weapons. Well because, why would yew send a bunch of scouts yo an unknown planet with unknown danger without a single weapon? I sure wouldn’t. MAybe since at the end of district 9… The scouts go back to their home planet and report dangerous activity on planet earth (is humans) and return yo earth to conquor planet earth. And I do ager with someone else’s comment. Humans by that time won’t probably be able to use thrue weapons or they might. Idk. But we also could biild something that could anihalate or hurt the prawns. But really. the humans wouldn’t gave yo build anything because the human guns that were in district 9 could hiet the prawns. SO in my conclusion. I believe district 9 The sequel or district 10 will be an all out war. UM also predicting this movie to come out with a part 3 also.. thee are so many possibilities. Excellent producer. hope he can deliver some mind blowing ideas for 2012. We the fans are waiting for the sequel!!!!

  6. I have a theory too :P

    This ship was an advanced war ship sent to conquer this planet, because a virus had infected and grown through their planet killing off the renewable resources like plants and animals, but not prawns, which are immune. The prawns on the ship were actually the worker drones, they weren’t very smart, they were for military and simple tasks. They would have conquered Earth but the disease, which did not affect them at first but they still carried it, adapted during their 3 year flight to be able to sicken them. They still did not die, but they experienced a loss of intelligence, causing them to be unable or unaware that they had to conquer Earth.

    Maybe, since the virus is now on earth and the ship is presumably out of all it’s advanced weaponry since the weapons are on earth, the virus will be adapting and consuming earth, prawns will have to send more ships to ensure they take it, or they will or will not compromise with humanity to help find a cure. Maybe there’d be a big opening scene, dozens of assorted style ships dropping down to a low hover, then one ship sends a command console with a leader to the white house or to the UN or somewhere, and things might be peaceful and they might even work together for a few years, then after a while the virus has adapted, it’s poisoning humans, fighting starts, onward.

    Yeah I know there are several flaws and even wrong statements in here though. The virus would actually have taken 1.5 years to adapt, since Chris said that he’d be back round trip in 3 years, 1.5 to, 1.5 back.

    • Oh yea…. they sent one ship to conquer the entire Earth
      their planet is about to get destroyed. They desperately need a new planet to live and one ship? and no reinforcement?
      I wouldve sent the entire armed military force to make sure Earth is conquered if their planet was rlly in danger

    • or just mabye the ship malfunctioned came into the earths atmosphere , the driver then levels her out with some awsome piloting skills to safley park above what ever country that was i cant remember, anyway, an then because of the “malfunction” (mabye a power shortage) they could not power up ther pods or however they would usually get down so they had to wait for the humans to cut them out…onto why christopher and his son are “the only smart prawns”…isnt there something like 2.5 million prawns in this movie? i didnt see owhere near that many so mabye there where other smart ones an we just didnt see them, mabye they where killed for being so smart?. food for thought.

      • south-africa, just so u know : :P

    • I don’t like any of your ideas, im sorry. they’re just….very unoriginal…which is what this movie is all about. Hostile takeovers, peaceful resolution, colonization, its all been done my friends. I did however like the one idea of the humans reverse engineering their tech to work with human dna, giving the humans (which we are so good at war mongering…especially americans…no offense) an edge against the prawns they didnt have before. Its highly plausible we would (probably already have) do that if we recovered alien weapons. Would be cool if they put more conspiracy based ideas in it. Like the rumors of us being genetically altered thousands of years ago by an advanced race of aliens, splicing our DNA with theirs to make the perfect worker race to mine our natural resources. COULD have been them :P which is why the fuel reacted the way that it did. Maybe ‘waking up’ the mysterious dormant 10 strands of dna within our bodies…causing him to evolve…which ties into christopher having the knowledge to reverse said effects. I dunno, i just find they did a really good job at showing a quite real lust for power with weapons manufacturers, and lacking of compassion for their fellow human beings or prawn for that matter. Weapons are human races #1 priority, and most likely always will be..dundundun

  7. (continued) but it still sounds like a cool idea like all of the other ones

  8. David, maybe they sent all their ships out in multiple directions, or sent a single scout ship. They might not have known where the planet was. Hell theories are stupid anyway

  9. I think that we can bring the actual story to something much more realistic like an actual military return. But at this point the the private corporation mnu has learn to genetically chance human DNA to be able to use the weapons but all the weapons are in the hands of the new returning fleet. This can either be a rescue mission for the prawns or a survival mission for the humans. It can give a bit of drama to find common ground for both so that they can co exist in district 10

    • wow, you make a amazing point, a thing I had not even considered, not in my mind or seen on any of these comments, I would imagine that you are quite right, now with those kinds of weapons, the earth will probably be at war or on the brink by the time they return to earth, so all in all the humans will probably have SOME kind of technological advancement do to the alien break thou in the guns and such.

      Bravo my friend for thinking outside of the box.

      • Does anyone think that the prawns could have possibly been more human like at one point? Just judging from the part that When the main character is infected and he escapes MNU. The prawn knows only one thing could do that….

        • well while it’s possible, I just thought that he said it because he knew that that stuff could do that to anything.

      • im thinking a “cold war” where every nation wants these guns and that “Iron man” thing the infected main person walked around in, at the end of the film. some kind of a transfer of these aliens to district 10, and war breaks out between Russia and America or whatever.

  10. When District 10 is coming? its been 2 years we are waiting for it :(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. sneaky prawn

  12. I would like to add. After long reflection.

    That i think the idea that Prawns could have been humans before is an interesting avenue.

    To me prawns in district 9 were slaves, that escaped their slave masters!

    Since they were slave and escaped with a stolen ship, The energy reserve of the ship was not at full capacity and adding to this that they got hit badly before going in hyperspace.Wich could explain the mothership falling apart.

    Althought they escaped, They end up stuck on a “hostile” “unhabited” system. (AS their radar maps shows.)

    They decided to risk it and force land on the only planet that hosted life!”EARTH”.

    Prawn weapons came from the fact that they stole a ship from their slave master.

    prawns are used by their masters for pretty much everything,including fighting wars.

    In District 10, it’s not more prawns that come on earth, Its a big suprise!!!!

    A Big BAD WAR CRUISER that LOOK AWESOME!!! and shiny… and maybe a little too familliar.

    Big white letters on the ship can be seen. F.S.S.Retribution V class Warship.
    !!! They are the HUMANS!! The Orion empire is searching for their escaped slaves that stole a Independant Class III Bulk Freighter: Exotic Trader ship.

    • u have got a very interesting theory there, but because of the weapons, im still holding on to my thought of a “cold war” witch breaks out into a real war, cos u know, if uv got these guns, then u just gotta have power. and maybe the “slave masters” find their slaves on Earth, and its a three way war, “slave masters”, and two or more sides of humans who wants those guns, and some who wants to destroy em or something like that. and then u got these slaves in the crossfire, would be great! :)

  13. When have distric 10 ? I want watch distric 10 !

  14. maybe the prawns weren’t trying to leave their home planet
    due to pollution, or deteriorating atmospheric conditions. perhaps there was
    a war between rival clans,and these prawns ,although peaceful,were quite
    adept in inter-stellar travel. they saw an opportunity to flee,and hopefully
    find refuge on another planet. but in their haste, accidentally engaged
    a mechanism (or mechanical malfunction)led to their ship ending up hovering
    above johannesburg,south africa . as the ongoing quagmire these peaceful
    {but well armed} “people” found themselves in ,dragged on for almost 3 decades,
    they (the non-humans) found themselves at a severe disadvantage,due to the fact
    that they were stripped of their weaponry,tortured,experimented on,murdered,
    forced to eat garbage,live in unfathomably wretched conditions, and ridiculed by
    so many humans,these prawns had lost any motivation to continue on…

    so,instead of following protocols,like most would,their will and spirits
    were crushed by MNU {multi-national united}; it’s not so surprising they gave up
    their fight. they were malnurished,sick,and dying. what other alternatives did they
    have? the prawns were at the mercy of their “alien” hosts (a.k.a humans)! fighting
    the humans during all this would have been moot. for you see, there were only a small
    minority of them {prawns} who actually were willing to put up a fight. and of that
    minority,an even smaller percentage that was actually physically able to fight back
    against their human oppressors! even with all the complex hardware the prawns posessed,
    making a stand would have been suicide. and the prawns knew it. christopher johnson
    (aka hero prawn),was most likely a high ranking member of their clan. maybe they had
    similar military ranks like us humans do. perhaps he was a colonel,a captain,admiral or
    general even. i’m under the impression he was looked up to by his subordinate alien brethren.

    the end of the film denotes hints as to the conclusion of what’s to transpire in the not
    too distant future. remember,christopher johnson told wikus vander merwe ,”in 3 years he would
    return…” johnson also said he may have found another planet suitable for colonization. i believe
    he will return to earth to “save his people…”;but this time with a sh*t-load of back up! i think
    christopher’s intentions will be benign. and the only reason to have the fleet of reinforcement ships is
    {just in case} they encounter any kind of “Resistance”,which would lead to the “Fall of Man”… and
    though wikus misses his wife,it appears dubious he would side with the humans. considering all that
    he had undergone. i believe strongly, wikus will unite with the prawns. and join their ranks. who
    knows,given the fact that wikus aided johnson in the acquisition of the oily substance to power his ship
    so as to escape human captivity, wikus may even be promoted to a high ranking official.embracing
    who wikus has become, seems like the only logical conclusion i can draw. but hey,that’s just me….

    • no seriously, u make good points, and also since he is human, he would know all humans secrets, though he is only a TV-reporter or what it was I might watch the film tonight. and then, again since he knows how it is to be used bye the government or these gangsters, because hes got other skills, he might take part with them because he dont like what humans did to him, and therefore can put himself in the prawns positions.

  15. The problem with awesome films such as this, is that the producers know they can make easy money off of a sequel, but the viewers expectations are very high. If this was a Hollywood movie, the sequel would ruin it absolutely. (matrix?) hopefully being a different country an culture, a lot more thought will go into the next installment, or leave this film alone and treat it as a legend. x

    • I half to agree with you. though on your second point I say rather than go down in legond it could just be put off for many years and when I’m like 40 (25 now) some other (or same) director will do a remake and by that time no one will care if it lives up to the last one.

  16. As much as i would love to see a sequel, I’m starting to doubt it a bit. Lets be honest, Christopher promised 3 years. that was in 2009 which means that he is supposed to come back next year… that means they have 365 days left to do it… Probably possible but there is still no sign of it on the imdb… will continue hopping and hey, i don’t mind if he is a bit late :P

    • hmm.. maby hes keeping it away from anyone, not untill the final week, I dont kniow. he might as well be done with the writing, just got some more scenes to make.

  17. I too don’t mind if I have to wait years more if it means we actually get to see a sequel. I just don’t want them to wait to long. Things have a way of being forgotten for ever after a while.

  18. I just rewatched it on Action. I have heard they considered a prequel. That would be stupid and not make money. Nobody wants to see that. Fans want to see the return, of course! YKWIS?? No prequel! We want to see the prawns come back for dude and then they get revenge for how they were treated! They only plan to save dude and his wife! (: BUT maybe then after ALOT of ACTION, they finally come to peace with Earth? Then we find out they only came to help us in the first place and look how we treated them!?! It would not be the first time someone came to Earth to help us and we persecuted them.

    • yes this is my thought exactly. I don’t want to see a prequel. well at least until after we see a sequel. much better that way I think. I want to see some good prawn tech go against whatever tech we manage to make while there gone.

    • a prequel would not be bad, but first a sequel would be better, then the third one would be a prequel, kinda interested on how that ship works, what their plans on earth where and so on.

  19. District 9 is wicked
    At the end theres a prawn making somthing that is
    witkus making flowers for his wife out of junk because
    thats the only resouce they have
    I wont district 10 !!!
    But i would like it soon because anything they
    Make will be EP!C
    CANT WAIT
    IM WITH THE ALIENS
    I think he is beter of looking like a alien then just
    His arm because people wont no it is him
    Also how will chris no it him he looks same as every
    Offer prawn(person)

    • and wont be scared

    • I believe Christopher will know it’s him because at the end of the movie you can tell he still has the same Bandage in his arm.

    • I believe Christopher will know it’s him because at the end of the movie you can tell he still has the same Bandage on his arm.

    • Your grammar gave me cancer.

  20. Surely they have to announce the making of this film soon!

    District 9 is a great film. Im not sure about you but I felt there were massive undertones regarding racism, slavery etc.

    I can see the prawns returning, our guy getting his life back and the rest of mankind being taught a huge lesson in humility.

    I can’t wait to see the prawns come back and kick some ass.

    DISTRICT 10 HURRY UP ALREADY!

    • your assuming there will even be a number two. it’s been a long time without so much as a hint that there will be a new one.

  21. They just aired this on national t.v. In New Zealand for the first time. Such a great film, I love how not too much is explained, so much room for possibilities.
    Almost don’t want a sequel for fear of “tainting” District 9′s good name.
    But we have to se Chris come back.
    Wikus needs to get human again.
    But such a great ending would be fine if they just leave it.
    A classic. So proud of them.

  22. I just noticed this:

    The alien ship was on Earth for 28 years: the time-stamp in the first ‘documentary’ scene shows 1982/06/01, while the eviction operation starts on 2010/09/08.

    So 3 years from then is 2013.
    Maybe next year?

    • *thinks about that for a while trying to understand*

      You know. you might be correct. I think I will have to go back and see it again now.

      One thing though. it takes more than a year to make a movie as good as D9 so if they where going to release a new one in 2013 we would already be hearing about the production being worked on by now.

      Either they are really really good at keeping it a secret or more likely it’s not even in the works yet or even on the discussion table.

  23. WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS!!!!!

  24. PETER JACKSON IS WORKING ON THE HOBBIT which means we will have to wait at least until that is released.
    As for the plot of District 10 I think Christopher should return as part of a mission led by their home planets superior species( or the more powerful females because they weren’t in District 9) to take over earth using the fluid that changed Wikus but Christopher doesn’t agree with it as he was led to believe it was strictly a rescue mission. This leads him to break off from the mission to find Wikus and keep his promise but as this is taking place the fluid is released from the mothership in a gas form infecting mankind and causing them to mutate at an accelerated rate. Christopher tells Wikus that the cure is on the mothership and they have to return and infiltrate a high security lab, while this is happening the humans that have been infected are being sent to District 10 out of fear of the infection being contagious one of which is Wikus’s wife. Christopher and Wikus fight their way through the mothership to get the cure then they return to District 10 where the humans and prawns are starting to show each other compassion Christoper and Wikus get the cure to scientists who…….

  25. find out whats in it and produce more. Wikus sees his wife who is badly injured from an experiment on her by mnu in which her father disowned her and explains that he is Wikus but she doesn’t believe him and he convinces her by making her a flower. At this point the superior species/females descend from the mothership to attack the uninfected majority but Christopher and Wikus gather everyone and start a rebellion of prawns and infected humans who are now capable of using the prawns weaponry causing a war to break out in Johannesburg which builds up to an epic climax…, after the war (ending 1) Christopher keeps his promise and cures Wikus and his wife. (ending 2) Wikus returns to his wife to find her condition is worsening and Christopher offers his help but explains that if he is to treat Wikus’s wife back on the mothership that he won’t be capable of keeping his promise of curing Wikus because there will be no cure left on the ship and the ship is about to return to their home planet, Wikus decides he and his wife join Christopher and leave Earth.

  26. I loved this movie district 9 and though it was one of the most unique movies ever made. when will part 2 come out? if ever a movie deserved a sequel this one did!!!!!!!

  27. It’s been almost 3 yrs we want to see district 10!!!!

  28. I NEED SEE IT DISTRICT 10 !!! I LIKE ,I LOVE,I NEED :P :D

  29. Yess you know how long I’ve been waiting on this I love district. 9

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